As the smog that was “Juanuary” lifts, we can finally digest what happened in Vietnam.
The smog will return quickly as factories try to double their production to make up for lost time.
Those substances, when mixed with the right amount of sunlight and heat, turn into smog.
1905, blend of smoke and fog, formed "after Lewis Carrol's example" [Klein; see portmanteau]. Reputedly coined in reference to London, and first attested there in a paper read by Dr. H.A. des Voeux, treasurer of the Coal Smoke Abatement Society, though he seems not to have claimed credit for coining it.
At a recent health congress in London, a member used a new term to indicate a frequent London condition, the black fog, which is not unknown in other large cities and which has been the cause of a great deal of bad language in the past. The word thus coined is a contraction of smoke fog "smog" -- and its introduction was received with applause as being eminently expressive and appropriate. It is not exactly a pretty word, but it fits very well the thing it represents, and it has only to become known to be popular. ["Journal of the American Medical Association," Aug. 26, 1905]Smaze (with haze (n.)) is from 1953.
Fog that has become mixed and polluted with smoke.
A form of air pollution produced when sunlight causes hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides from automotive emissions to combine in a photochemical reaction.
A haze or fog composed of water vapor, complex molecules, and suspended particles.
Note: In North America, the primary cause of smog is pollution from automobile exhaust.
Note: The Los Angeles basin, where pollutants can be trapped by inversions and the surrounding mountains, has frequent problems with smog, as do other major urban areas.
Note: The word smog is a combination of smoke and fog.